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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Earlier this year, we introduced an innovative device that would usher in a new era of dry-hopping technology at Tröegs Brewery -- the HopCyclone. This hopped-up Harvest Ale (which shares its namesake with the aforementioned device) begins with plenty of Columbus and Crystal hops for bittering. We then further intensify the hop aroma by adding an abundance of whole flower Mt. Hood hops to our hopback vessel. Finally, we apply a healthy dose of Galaxy and Motueka hops directly to the HopCyclone during dry-hopping to push this beer over the edge. The result is an aggressive IPA-style Harvest Ale with plenty of lip-smacking, juicy hop goodness and a tinge of dry spiciness due to the addition of a small percentage of rye malt. Experience a hop gust of epic proportions with Scratch #111 - HopCyclone Harvest Ale!


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (170) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Has a nice citrus aroma with a golden amber body and small white head. Goes down smooth with a bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmm635 (855) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Clear orange in color with a thin white head. Nice drippy lacing. Indeed a hop bomb! Really fresh pine scented hops. Dank and juicy if that’s your thing. Sweet upfront but finishes bitter. Really good hop flavor without being dry. Excellent!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1238) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a clear copper hue with a tan head. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops. Taste is mildly sweet moving quickly to significant amounts of citrusy bitter hops. Very fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
This one poured a bright orange color with a beige head. Aroma was off lots of oranges light tropical fruits and other citrus hops. Flavor was similar very bright and vibrant lots of orange taste in other free the hops. A great harvest sale

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FrankBrew (43) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Not their best scratch ipa. Great fruity aroma, some sort of stale pepper after taste I can’t get over.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Amazing hop aroma with pine, grass, and lemon zest. Brilliant And complex. Pours super heady with nice amber and carbonation. Taste is equally hoppy with great pine resin. Just fresh and amazing.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravens_n_beer (20) - - SEP 3, 2013
Very pronounced flora aroma. Amber orange color with finger and half light tan head. Laces the glass all around. Hops abound! Very nice bitter taste. Feels clean on the tongue with a lingering hops taste which I love. It is not for the Pilsner aficionado. Hop heads will find this quite to the liking. Overall a very good IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnbuck100 (239) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
case purchased from troegs the day of release. This is a hop bomb. a true bomb. fresh hop oils and citrus abound. your palate is overwhelmed with hops. very heavy and sweet/bitter. very recommended.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkitty (158) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
This is all about the hops. Aroma of fresh hops, citrusy and tropical. Pours amber gold with a little hop haze. The flavor is hops, hops and more hops without the excessive bitterness. The bone dry base beer is the perfect hop delivery system. Stealth IBUs are hidden under the smoothness. Delicious and guzzleable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (699) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Served from a firkin dry hopped with Columbus hops during the Full Moon Firkins event.

A - Pours hazy amber orange with a creamy one finger tall white head leaving spotty webs of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of pine resin, tropical fruit, fresh cut grass, a bit of caramel malt sweetness and some light earthiness. The hops are strong from the start but it gets more balanced as it warms to room temperature.

T - Starts off with quite a bit of grassy hop bitterness slowly giving way to the pithy tropical fruit, sticky pine resin and some balancing caramel malt sweetness. Finish is surprisingly clean with only a little bit of lingering hop bitterness. The cask really helps to balance out the flavors and adds the typical smooth feel, making it very easy to consume.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, hoppy feel with a bit of backing sweetness. The feel is great and the booze is non existent.

O - This one really worked for me. The hops remained strong throughout and the smooth feel from the cask made it super easy to drink. I look forward to trying this one on draft when it comes out in the coming weeks.


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